« Senior Perfumer », « Invisible Designer », « Perfume Designer » ... So many titles, yet non sum up the full extent of Christophe Laudamiel's creativity. For 8 years, he worked for International Flavor and Fragrances in New York, where he produced an impressive number of creations for some of the biggest names in fashion, including, Happy Heart and Happy in Bloom (Clinique), HN for Men and HN for Women (Harvey Nichols), Le Baiser de l'Artiste (Orlan), Absinth and Mimosa (Slatkin & Co.), Polo Blue for Men and Bougie Pink Pony (Ralph Lauren). World renowned French perfume creator Christophe Laudamiel invites us to travel to the heart of our senses, to biological levels within the universe of emotions awakened by smells. He will show us how olfactory senses are a powerful means of communicating and educating, in the business world, as well as in our personal lives. Laudamiel will talk about the use of technologies associated with the spread of a scent in order to create a specifically intended ambiance or concept. After significant scientific training, including graduating at the top of his class from the École Européenne des Hautes Études des Industries Chimiques, Christophe Laudamiel went on to teach chemistry at MIT and received a Perfumer-Creator certification from Proctor & Gamble.
The talk will be in English, and will take place on Saturday, May 23rd, from 4 - 6 pm at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. The event is free for members of Alliance Française; a donation is suggested for non-members. You can reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the event coordinator, Corinne Bagnol, at (858) 254-2253 for more information.